Archive for January, 2012

Are You a Busybody?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Over the weekend I encountered (in Scripture) today’s word-of-the-week…
BUSYBODY

It’s a word I’ve never noticed in the Bible, but there it is:

We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 2 Thessalonians 3:11

According to one dictionary, a busybody is “a person who meddles or pries into the affairs of others.”

I hope I’m not that guy.

Yesterday our pastor talked about priorities, putting first things first, and investing in efforts that really matter. As he spoke I thought about the energy I too often waste in places that just don’t matter. I wondered what I do that actually gets in the way of someone knowing Jesus.

Jesus clearly stated priority #1 for His followers (Matthew 6:33): “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness.”

It’s a good reminder as we begin a new year. Let’s be busy doing the right stuff. Let’s not be busybodies.

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Yeild, Allow, Seek, Accept

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

If we are able to move beyond compulsion to control by surrendering, the promises are clear and bright if we yield to God totally — but they don’t come on our timetable.

We yield.

We allow ourselves to be helped.

We allow change to overtake us.

We earnestly seek to do our part.

Then Change comes — NOT when we say “Now I deserve it,”  but when we are ready to accept it.

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